Ahoy, 7th Sea Fans!

This page contains the current production schedule for the 7th Sea: Second Edition Kickstarter. We’ll keep this page updated with the latest news about each part of the project, so check back often if you want to keep up to date!


All of our sourcebooks go through the same stages on the way to the printer. Here’s a quick summary:

  1. Outlining: we’re working out the basic structure of the book, including new mechanics, Nations, and other setting materials.
  2. Writing: all of our writers are hard at work constructing the text!
  3. Dev Editing: our editors have 80%+ of the text and are working to refine it.
  4. Copy Editing: the text is done; copy editors are working to refine the text.
  5. Layout: our layout staff is working to layout the book and the art alongside it.
  6. Proofing: our proofers are looking over the book to catch any final errors.
  7. At Printer: we’ve sent the files over to the printer; we’ll ship them soon!

With that list in mind, here’s where we are with all of the 7th Sea sourcebooks, including the estimated PDF release date. Once a book is released on PDF, we expect to have it out to backers roughly six to eight weeks later, i.e. when we get it from the printer. Here’s where we stand with our promised sourcebooks:

  • 7th Sea Core Rulebook – Status: COMPLETE
  • Heroes & Villains – Status: COMPLETE
  • Pirate Nations – Status: COMPLETE
  • Nations of Théah, Vol 1 – Status: COMPLETE (To Backers: June 6th / In Retail: June 28th)
  • Nations of Théah, Vol 2 – Status: At Printer (To Backers: July 10th / In Retail: July 26th)
  • The Crescent Empire – Status: Layout, Estimated PDF Delivery: June 2017
  • The New World – Status: Dev Editing, Estimated PDF Delivery: July 2017
  • Lands of Gold and Fire – Status: Dev Editing, Estimated PDF Delivery: July 2017
  • The Colonies – Status: Dev Editing, Estimated PDF Delivery: August, 2017
  • Secret Societies – Status: Dev Editing, Estimated PDF Delivery: August, 2017
  • Cities of Faith – Status: Writing, Estimated PDF Delivery:Quarter 3, 2017
  • Cities of Wonder – Status: On Hold, Estimated PDF Delivery: Quarter 3, 2017


Unlike books, our accessories have a less straightforward production process. Some of them need dev editing and copy editing, while others just need us to look over samples from the factory. Here’s the update for all the accessories for the Kickstarter:

Basic Rules – Status: COMPLETE

Songs of the 7th Sea – Status: COMPLETE

Pirate’s Booty (all items below included)

  • 7th Sea Dice – Status: COMPLETE (To Backers: May 29, 2017)
  • Hero Points – Status: COMPLETE (To Backers: May 29, 2017)
  • Deck of Heroes – Status: COMPLETE (To Backers: May 29, 2017)
  • Deck of Villains – Status: COMPLETE (To Backers: May 29, 2017)
  • Sorte Deck – Status: COMPLETE (To Backers: May 29, 2017)

GM Screen – Status: COMPLETE (To Backers: May 29, 2017)

Storium World – Status: Copy Editing, Estimated Delivery: May 2017

Treasure Chests – Status: Awaiting Delivery, Estimated Delivery: May 2017

Maps – Status: On Hold, Estimated Delivery: Quarter 3, 2017


John is hard at work on the last two promised novels from the Kickstarter campaign. Unlike sourcebooks, novel layout is fairly simple, so expect us to move from final dev edits/copy edits to a final text fairly quickly. We’ll ship out the books to backers who ordered physical copies roughly a month after we release the books electronically.

  • Daughter of Fate, Status: At Printer, resolving cover issue.
  • Born Under a Black Flag, Status: Proofing, with backers for review
  • The Gossamer Empire, Status: Writing, Estimated Electronic Delivery: August 2017